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Little Paradise: Childproofing Your Yard

Aug 5, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   blog, Fencing, Fencing Design Tips, Fencing Maintenance, Fencing News, Home Design Tips, Landscaping Design Tips, News, Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Spending time outside is a great way for kids to grow and to learn. Here, Amazing Fencing shares yard childproofing secrets to keep kids safe.

Kids are naturally curious and active. They need lots of space for running and exploring around – making your front lawn or backyard the perfect place for endless playtime. Apart from fitting your home interiors with childproofing measures, you also have to make sure these parts of your property are safe for them, too.

There are many aspects to consider when childproofing your backyard. Given how it is exposed to the elements, you have to consider hazards like bugs and plants. Making sure the backyard is safe for kids is of the essence. Take a look at the following preventive measures:

Secure the Parameters

The first thing you want to do is to define boundaries. How far out are children allowed to run and play? It’s easy to look after children if you are sitting within arm’s reach, but that can’t always be the case. Fences are a great solution for enclosing the yard, and there are many types available – timber, screen, and chainwire.

Choose Non-Chemical Pest and Weed Control

If you are going to use pest and weed controls, make sure that whatever products you get are chemical-free. There are safe ways to control pest or weed infestation. If you really have to use these products for gardening or lawn maintenance, make sure the young ones are away from the area.

Remove Toxic Plants

Gardening is a great activity for kids, but you have to make sure all the plants are safe. Always consult with horticulturists or expert gardeners regarding the plants grown in your garden. Oleander and azalea are some of the plants to avoid.

Lock Up the Tools

Do not leave any tools not meant for children’s use lying around. Lock these items up in a shed and put away all chemicals.

Time spent outdoors contribute to a child’s holistic development. Do not be afraid to let them dig their fingers into the ground and get themselves dirty. These experiences will have a positive and lasting effect on your kids.

When it comes to your child’s safety, it is always best to go with the most ideal solutions. Here at Amazing Fencing, we fully understand what it takes to keep your yard looking good and make sure it’s functional, too. We install high quality fences that suit your every need. Give us a call now to learn more about our products and offerings.

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The Evolution of Fences

Jun 13, 2014   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing, Fencing News, Privacy Fencing, Steel Fencing, Timber Fencing  //  Comments Off

Fences are a landmark of the suburban landscape. It is a simple structure that gives people privacy and security. Being the most basic division of property, the fence is such a constant part of everyday life that they just form part of the background. Not all fences are created equal, though; they’ve gone through a distinct evolution to become what we see today.

The first fences were meant to keep everything out. But, as new materials, building techniques and styles emerged, the fence took on a variety of forms.

Consider the most common fence types, starting from the dangerous barbed wire fences, the perfectly aligned white picket fences, and tall chain link fences. Each fence serves a similar purpose, keeping things out or in a certain boundary. Each fence, however, carries out the task in a different manner and presents a different image to the people outside.

Timber Fences

The Timber fence is one of the oldest and most popular fence types in the world. It is a no-nonsense and versatile structure and some people already consider it a wall.

Timber fences can be used on all boundaries and are visually pleasing from both sides.

Picket Fences

The picket fence is the smaller cousin of the timber fence. Though this type of fence is widely thought of as a part of the American Dream, they hardly have a claim on it. This type of fence is popular because it is the ultimate decorative barrier.

Marking property boundaries do not have to be a drudge; homeowners can use picket fences to add a little pep and class to their exterior spaces.

Chain Wire Fences

Chain wire fencing is the most simplistic and recognisable of all the fence types. Mostly used in metro environments, chain wire fences enforce security while allowing a full view of everything on the other side. This function proves perfect for containment where visuals are necessary.

Looking for the perfect fence can be difficult. To save yourself the stress of it all, contact us today. Our team has a vast experience on every fence type imaginable. We offer the best quality fence products in our catalogue.

Adding Extra Security to Your Garden

Sep 30, 2012   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Keeping your garden areas secure is important, because apart from helping to prevent uninvited guests, your garden will often be connected to your house or garage, both of which may contain some of your most valuable assets. The following is a look at some of the easy ways you can make your garden areas more secure.

Increased lighting

Without enough lighting in your garden areas, it will be easy for someone to make use of the darkness to sneak right up to the edge of your house without being detected, making it far too easy for a potential intruder to get close to your place. By doing your best to increase the amount of lighting in your garden, you will be helping create a buffer zone around your home, as few criminals will want to risk coming through a well-lit area to get to your place.

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Finding Holes in Your Home Security

Aug 30, 2012   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

If you have any holes in your home’s security, you had better find them before an intruder does, because all it takes is one weak point and your entire system of defence can be undermined. The following features some tips on how to find any holes you might have in your home security, so do your part, find them and fix them, and make sure your home is properly protected.

Windows and doors

As far as break-ins are concerned, the most vulnerable parts of any home are the windows and doors, so if you are looking for holes in your home security, start by checking there. It is a good idea to provide some sort of security screen for those doors and windows on ground floor areas, or even invest in motion sensor alarms. Whatever you do, make sure your doors and windows are 100 per cent secure.

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5 Backyard Safety Tips for Parents

Nov 22, 2011   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Often, there are so many child safety hazards in the home that parents forget to ensure the backyard is a safe place to be as well. Unfortunately, however, backyards can be a hazardous place, with thousands of backyard injuries and even deaths occurring in Australia every year. In this article, we’ll look at five tips for making your backyard a safer place, from childproofing play equipment to installing pool fencing for security.

1. Childproofing play equipment

Swing sets, trampolines, sandpits, cubby houses — all of these pose very real hazards for parents to be concerned about. When it comes to swing sets, always check that screws are tightened and that there are no protruding bolts. Trampolines need strong springs and it pays to consider using a safety net to prevent falls. Sandpits can be dangerous if sharp objects find their way in; be sure to cover them up after your child is done playing with them — after all, you never know what neighbours might throw over the fence. Finally, check that cubby houses are free of dangerous nails or screws, and also ensure there are no dangerous insects that have taken up quarters.

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6 Essential Ways to Deter Household Thieves

Jul 15, 2011   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Our homes are filled with all of our most valuable possessions, and thieves are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to break in and take advantage of this. For this reason, it’s important to thief-proof your home. Here are a few ideas for preventing the attention of thieves, from installing an alarm system to hiring fencing contractors to install Colorbond fencing. We’ll even look at the benefits of putting up a "Beware of Dog" sign — whether you have a dog or not!

1. Install an alarm system
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Top 5 Ways to Increase Home Privacy

Jul 7, 2011   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Ah, our homes. They are our havens from the watchful eyes and ears of the rest of the world. That is, of course, until you catch a nosy neighbour gawking into your window to see you with a towel around your hair and one leg in your underwear. Here we look at five easy options to increase privacy in and around your home, from investing in window treatments to hiring fencing contractors to increase your perimeter privacy.

Purchase window treatments
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Reasons For Using Privacy Screens

Sep 7, 2010   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Privacy screens are becoming extremely popular. They provide a range of designs and can be particularly useful, being both property assets and providing solutions to local situations and environmental issues. They’re also rapidly becoming design statements. They’ve evolved from being basic screens into real lifestyle quality additions to homes.
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